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eastwards (cardinal compass point)

eastwards is a plural form of eastward

eastward (cardinal compass point)

Definition:

the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees

Class:

relation noun (relations between people, things, and ideas)

Plural:

eastwards

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

due East | due east | East | east | Eastward | E. [acronym] | E [acronym] | e. [acronym] | e [acronym]

Etymology:

Middle English, east + -ward
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of eastwards...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

East

a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It's the opposite of west and is perpendicular to north and south. By convention, the right hand side of a map is east. To go... (45 of 258 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/East

Eastward (disambiguation)

an adjective meaning "movement towards the east". Eastward may also refer to: Eastward (Montclair, New Jersey), historical building erected in 1902 | Eastward (song), 1972 song by American singer-songwriter Billie Hughes | Eastward Hoe, early Jacobean ... (34 of 82 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eastward (disambiguation)

Wiktionary:

eastwards | Eastward [synonym]

Eastward. (1 of 2 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eastwards

Collins Dictionary:

eastward | eastwards | eastwardly [derived]

situated or directed towards the east | a variant of "eastwards" | the eastward part, direction, etc | towards the east (18 of 461 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eastward

Oxford Dictionary:

eastward | eastwards | the eastward | eastwardly [derived]

lying towards, near, or facing the east | towards the east | ("the eastward") | the direction or region towards the east (19 of 67 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eastward

Macmillan British Dictionary:

eastwards

towards the east (3 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eastwards

eastward

towards or in the east (5 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eastward

Merriam-Webster:

eastward [entry 1, adverb, adjective] | eastwards [adverb, related]

toward the east (3 of 32 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/eastward

eastward [entry 2, noun]

eastward direction or part (4 of 19 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/eastward show=1

Random House Dictionary:

eastward | eastwards [sense-specific]

toward the east. | moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east. | the eastward part, direction, or point. (17 of 24 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/eastward

American Heritage Dictionary:

eastward | eastwardly [adverb, adjective, related] | eastwards [adverb, related]

Toward, to, or in the east. | An eastward direction, point, or region. (12 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eastward

Cambridge Dictionary:

eastward

towards the east (3 of 12 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/eastward

New World Dictionary:

eastward | eastwards

toward the east | an eastward direction, point, or region (9 of 12 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eastward

Columbia Encyclopedia:

e

in mathematics, irrational number occurring widely in mathematics and science, approximately equal to the value 2.71828; it's the base of natural, or ... (22 of 135 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0816527​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

eastward | eastwardly [derived]

toward or in the east | a direction toward the east or a point in the east | in an easterly direction (20 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607300​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

eastward

Origin: Middle English, east + -ward

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eastward

east

Origin: Middle English est, from Old English ēast, from Proto-Germanic *austą, from Proto-Indo-European *aus-. Compare West Frisian east, Dutch oost, German Ost, Norwegian aust.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/east

Online Etymology:

east

Origin: Old English east "east, easterly, eastward", from Proto-Germanic *aus-to-, *austra- "east, toward the sunrise" (compare Old Frisian ... (17 of 186 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=east

New World Dictionary:

east

Origin: Middle English est from Old English east, akin to German osten, Old Norse austr from Germanic base *aust-, dawn ... (19 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/east

Collins Dictionary:

east | East

Origin: Old English ēast; related to Old High German ōstar to the east, Old Norse austr, Latin aurora dawn, Greek eōs, Sanskrit usās dawn, morning

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/east

Oxford Dictionary:

east | the East | East | the east

Origin: Old English ēast-, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oost and German ost, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin aurora, Greek auōs "dawn"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/east

American Heritage Dictionary:

east

Origin: Middle English est, from Old English ēast; see aus- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/east

Merriam-Webster:

east [entry 1, adverb]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English est, from Old English ēast; akin to Old High German ōstar to the east, Latin aurora dawn, Greek ēōs, heōs

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/east

Encarta Dictionary:

east

Origin: Old English ēast- from Indo-European, "to shine"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607270​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

eastward

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eastward"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eastward

east

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "east"

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Collins Dictionary:

eastward | eastwards

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eastward"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eastward

east | East

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

eastward

Audio: British English pronunciation of "eastward"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eastward

eastward [United States, adverb]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "eastward"

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east [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "east"

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east [adverb]

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east [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "east"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/east 19

Macmillan American Dictionary:

eastward

Audio: North American pronunciation of "eastward"

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east [uncountable]

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east [adverb]

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east [adjective]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

eastward

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "eastward"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "eastward"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/eastward

east [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "east"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "east"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/east 1

the Free Dictionary:

eastward

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "eastward"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "eastward"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "eastward" by speech synthesizer

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east

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Google Dictionary:

eastward

Audio: English pronunciation of "eastward"

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east

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

eastward

Audio: North American pronunciation of "eastward"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=eastwa​01 word=eastward

east

Audio: North American pronunciation of "east"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=east​0001 word=east

YourDictionary Audio:

eastward

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eastward" by speech synthesizer

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east

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freedictionary.org:

East

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "East" by speech synthesizer

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